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Fisk University Demographics & Diversity

Nashville, Tennessee

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Fisk University are mostly Black with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 99% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Fisk University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Fisk University students
Race Percent of Students
White 1%
Black 88%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 6%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 132% more female students than male students enrolled at Fisk University with a gender ratio of 70% women to 30% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Fisk University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Fisk University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 30%
Women 70%
Enrollment by gender for Fisk University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 235
Women 545

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Fisk University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 81% of the student body residing outside of Tennessee or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Fisk University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 19%
Out of State 75%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 6%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,965 per year

94% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7%
Part time Undergrads 4.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220181 IPEDS survey data for Fisk University.